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Relational Goods and the Well-being of People Working in Italian Social Cooperatives

digital Relational Goods and the Well-being of People Working in Italian Social Cooperatives
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journal RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI
issue RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI - 2010 - 4
title Relational Goods and the Well-being of People Working in Italian Social Cooperatives
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publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 10-2010
issn 0035-676X (print) | 1827-7918 (digital)
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The paper investigates the role of relational goods in individual satisfaction with life. Individual data provided by the Italian Survey on Social Cooperatives (ICSI, 2007) are used in the econometric analysis, carried out on a sample of 4134 individuals working in Italian social cooperatives. The relationship between relational life and life satisfaction is characterized by problems of endogeneity and biunivocal causality. Therefore, the objective is not to establish causation, but rather to identify the association between life satisfaction and relational goods. Our results show that time spent on relationships within social enterprises with colleagues, superiors, volunteers, customers and outsiders (on-the-job relationships and relationships) is a key determinant of satisfaction with life.
Key words: happiness, on-the-job relationships, relational goods, social cooperatives. JEL Classification: A12, I31, L30.

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